red fox

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n red fox the common Old World fox; having reddish-brown fur; commonly considered a single circumpolar species
    • n red fox New World fox; often considered the same species as the Old World fox
    • n red fox weedy annual with spikes of silver-white flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Red fox (Zoöl) the common American fox (Vulpes fulvus), which is usually reddish in color.
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Usage

In literature:

The Red Fox Scouts stepped along without asking any odds, although I was traveling light.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
Feeling tired and hungry, he got down from his horse and began his breakfast; while he was eating, up came the red fox.
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
The trousers were of red fox-skin, with the hair outside.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
However, they ended as usual at the Red Lion, and "dined together, and pretty merry" and so back to Fox Hall.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
Two red foxes kept pace with it.
"The Arkansaw Bear" by Albert Bigelow Paine
He was as red as a fox and as yellow-eyed as a cat.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
The Fox was furiously red and furiously angry.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
Mr. Fox grew red in the face, and dark of countenance.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
A Little Colonial Dame " " " The House of the Red Fox " Miriam Byrne.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
As sure as I'm alive, a magnificent red fox!
"A Daughter of the Forest" by Evelyn Raymond
A red coat with never a fox nearer than half a thousand miles!
"Frances of the Ranges" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Red Fox, if ever I hold you at a gun's end, the Lord have pity upon ye!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
On his feet were buck-skin moccasins, richly embroidered, and red foxes' tails to flourish while he danced were fastened to the heels.
"The Story of Hiawatha" by Winston Stokes
But he's just a sport of the red fox, a variation in between the red and black.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess
It has a sharp bark which is heavier than that of the red fox.
"The Mammals of Washtenaw County, Michigan" by Norman Wood
There is good blood in the little red fox.
"In Paradise" by Paul Heyse
Among the animals promising the best for raising are the black, silver, cross and red fox, skunk, mink, coon, opossum and muskrat.
"Fur Farming" by A. R. Harding
But a blackbird or a red fox is so pretty, even when he is thieving, that I'd let him have the corn.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
First used last year and took 15 red foxes, and when properly and carefully set, is the most killing method I ever used.
"Fox Trapping" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
The red fox is the most common and is distributed over a larger territory than the other varieties.
"Science of Trapping" by Elmer Harry Kreps
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In poetry:

"By beeches gowd! By rowans red!
By all 'at thoo hold dear!
Fox Ghyll, Howe Wood, dale-end or head,
I'll bide tryst onywheer."
"Autumn Tryst" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
We look for red, and foxes meet;
For black, and crows our vision greet.
The creatures, both of omen bad,
Well suit the state of Wei so sad.
"Discontent" by Confucius
I saw the red fox leave his lair,
A shaggy shadow, on the knoll;
And tunneling his thoroughfare
Beneath the soil, I watched the mole—
Stealth's own self could not take more care.
"Since Then" by Madison Julius Cawein
From under the crunch of my man's boot
green oat-sprouts jut;
he names a lapwing, starts rabbits in a rout
legging it most nimble
to sprigged hedge of bramble,
stalks red fox, shrewd stoat.
"Ode For Ted" by Sylvia Plath
That October day we went
to Gloucester the red hills
reminded me of the dry red fur fox
coat I played in as a child; stock still
like a bear or a tent,
like a great cave laughing or a red fur fox.
"The Double Image" by Anne Sexton
First it is a squirrel, then it is a dove,
Then a red fox feather-soft and footed like a dream;
All the woodland fools me, promising my love;
I think I hear her talking--'tis but the running stream.
"Broken Tryst" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Complete details for The Red Fox Bar.
In the former location of Albina Green, Red Fox offers affordable goodness with a small menu of seasonal goodies all under $6(.
Wants Fox `Red Eye' title closed.
Just hours after the funeral of Red Fox defensive lineman Ronald Rouse on.
Fox Searchlight Pictures and Red Flag Releasing have acquired The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, written, directed and produced by Jay and Mark Duplass.
Fox Searchlight , Red Flag Releasing Grab Duplass Bros'.
World Series Game 4 drew a 10.7 overnight rating on Fox, a 25 percent drop from the 14.3 for the fourth and final game of last year's Red Sox-Rockies matchup.
Fox 17 Entertainment Reporter Stacy McCloud takes us to the red carpet.
Megan Fox Shows Off Slim Bod on First Red Carpet Post-Baby.
The morning after a Fox Sports report suggesting that Mike Napoli's deal with the Red Sox may have hit a snag, perhaps over his physical, none of the parties involved have yet to respond to requests for comment.
FOX 31 rings bells for red kettle campaign .
Hartsville Red Foxes win Class 3A State Championship .
An increase in Lyme diseast in the northeast United States coincides with a decline of the red fox , UCSC researchers report.
Niagara Runs Past Red Foxes .
(Niagara Release) The Niagara men's basketball team concluded its home conference weekend with a dominating performance en route to an 86-67 victory over the Marist Red Foxes on Sunday at the Gallagher Center.
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